[U]nless families are abolished, successful parents will always pass on advantages to their children, which will compound with each generation. It does not matter how merit is defined; the dynamic of meritocracy remains the same, its operations inexorable.
Helen Andrews, The New Ruling Class, Hedgehog review, Summer 2016.
I have no plans for further postings on meritocracy. If you hadn’t noticed the series, though, I’ll explicitly commend Helen Andrews’ article.